This post is sponsored by PowerMYLearning. All opinions are my own.
What child do you know dreams of having a summer filled with learning activities and brain motivating tasks…Yea me neither! Due to the Chicago Public Schools strike last fall and school starting back earlier than usual this year; my daughter had an abbreviated summer vacation. It took no time for her to quickly forget about homework and all of the other fun things that happen throughout the school year.
During summer vacation, I received an email to preview a free learning site called PowerMyLearning http://powermylearning.org/ for my 5-year-old to prevent what is called “Summer Slide” which is the educational growth a lot of children lose during the summer months. The same day I created an account for my daughter to use and she loved it and so did I. The activities were age appropriate and many of them were familiar to her and featured activities she was used to doing at school. She enjoyed playing games that taught math, spelling, and time. The great thing about this site is it’s not only for smaller children but has activities up to the 12th grade. For the parent you can monitor which games your child can play and also their progress.
PowerMyLearning is a great and free way to engage your child and also a chance for them to have fun learning. We will definitely continue to use this site!
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On a more serious note, there is another movement that I want you to follow. Many of you may have heard of it already and some may not, but it’s call Stop Kony. Read below and watch this heartwrenching video and let’s pass this information to everyone we know, to aid in the capture of Joseph Kony. This must be stopped. Use your social media influence.
According to kony2012.com:
Who is Joseph Kony?
Joseph Kony is the world’s worst war criminal. In 1987 he took over leadership of an existing rebel group and renamed it the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).
The LRA has earned a reputation for its cruel and brutal tactics. When Joseph Kony found himself running out of fighters, he started abducting children to be soldiers in his army or “wives” for his officers. The LRA is encouraged to rape, mutilate, and kill civilians–often with blunt weapons.
The LRA is no longer active in northern Uganda (where it originated) but it continues its campaign of violence in Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, and South Sudan. In its 26-year history, the LRA has abducted more than 30,000 children and displaced at least 2.1 million people.
KONY 2012 from INVISIBLE CHILDREN on Vimeo.